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    DACCA AND MANIKGANJ, BANGLADESH

    INTRODUCTION: Campaigning for Bangladesh's Presidential Elections has now got underway.

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    DACCA AND MANIKGANJ, BANGLADESH

    GV PAN Crowd at political meeting, Dacca 0.14
    SV Justice Abdus Sattar, Bangladeshi acting president and nominee of ruling Nationalist Party speaks 0.22
    GV PAN Crowd 0.28
    SV Leaders of the Awami Party (opposition) Dr. Karmal Hossain in black waistcoat 0.32
    GV PAN Crowd 0.49
    SV Hossain addresses crowd (5 shots) 1.10

    Background: DACCA AND MANIKGANJ, BANGLADESH

    INTRODUCTION: Campaigning for Bangladesh's Presidential Elections has now got underway. Seventy-two candidates are fighting for the leadership, though it is considered to be a contest between only two major parties. The election follows the assassination of President Ziaur Rahman after a short lived mutiny in May.

    SYNOPSIS: Few of the candidates will draw such big crowds as those who turned for this rally at Dacca to see the country's present leader open his campaign for the leadership.

    Acting President, Justice Abdus Sattar, was former vice President to the late Ziaur Rahman. At the age 76 he is not regarded as a dynamic person but is still seen as the trusted lieutenant to the late leader, and is head of the Nationalist Party.

    Dr. Karmal Hossain, nearest the camera, is the candidate for the main opposition, the Awami party. As a former foreign minister 44-year old Dr. Hossain is no stranger to national politics. Party leader say Dr. Hossain was a close associated of the father figure of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Dr. Hossain blames the current leadership for the current economic crisis and promises parliamentary government. Justice Sattar says the Awami were to blame for Bangladesh almost aligning with Russia a large measure of state control. Justice Sattar is generally regarded as favourite for November.

    Source: ATIQUL ALAM

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEO17OJLV1LDY2SHQOGALFXS25
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO17OJLV1LDY2SHQOGALFXS25
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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